The I Love Moss Stitch Shawl

I’ve been a moss stitch fan from the start—I love its texture, and I love the way it can play up a variegated yarn. Moss stitch pretty much guarantees you won’t have to worry about pooling.

Given my fondness for moss stitch it should come as no surprise that my first pattern through Knit Pick’s Independent Designer Program is the “I Love Moss Stitch Shawl.”

The moss stitch shawl

I made up the pattern for this on a road trip last summer. I had two different but coordinating skeins of hand-dyed yarn, and I wanted a pattern that would show them off to best advantage, not be too complicated to interfere with watching the world going by outside my window, and not be so boring that it drove me to distraction.

When I blocked this shawl, I pinned the ruffle into pleats.
Blocking the moss stitch shawl

I love how they hang on the finished piece—drape-y and crisp all at once.
Detail of the moss stitch shawl

If you use the link above to get to my pattern, you’ll see that the sample is knitted in different—and much more vivid—colors. I think that’s one of the strengths of this pattern: it works well with a range of yarns.

If you’d like to buy a copy, you can download one for just $1.99 via Knit Picks. And if you have any questions, you know where to fine me: right here at What If Knits.

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